Guest Post By Alissa Marquess of bouncebackparenting.com When my three kids are getting along, helping each other and playing nicely together, I feel a sense of peace. Usually, not long after this, I hear screaming from the other room and then … Continue reading
A Guest Post by Yasmeen Almahdy My middle daughter Dody recently got her sister Toty a present. It was really thoughtful of her, but she didn’t know that Toty had bought exactly the same notebook in exactly the same color … Continue reading
Sibling rivalry can be really difficult for parents to see – and the conventional view is that we should respond with disapproval, threats of punishment, or other stern actions. However, once we understand that a child who is lashing out is actually feeling stuck – that their emotional brain has some hard feelings to offload – we can start to think about these off-track behaviours in a different way.
Recently in our family we’ve had a new baby. That’s brought all sorts of adjustments, of course, for my son. There are a few “playlistening” ideas that have been helpful, that others may find useful too: